22 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Melbourne Itinerary

22 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Melbourne Itinerary

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22 days in Sydney, Gold Coast & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Durham
train + Fly:  26​h
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Gold Coast
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Fly + train:  25​h
End: Durham

5
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kiama Blowhole and Palm Beach. For shopping fun, head to Sydney Fish Market or The Nook. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Nan Tien Temple (in Wollongong), Govetts Leap (in Blackheath) and Katoomba (Wentworth Falls, Echo Point Lookout, & more). The adventure continues: stroll through Terrigal Beach, look for gifts at Byvonne, kick back and relax at Coogee Beach, and buy something for everyone on your list at Central Park.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary builder site .

Durham, UK to Sydney is an approximately 26-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Durham to Sydney, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, Sydney is somewhat warmer than Durham - with highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Leura, Nan Tien Temple, Palm Beach, Terrigal Beach
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 14:
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Kiama Blowhole ©
Kiama Blowhole
Terrigal Beach ©
Terrigal Beach
Palm Beach ©
Palm Beach

6
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Head to Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre and The Oasis Shopping Centrefor plenty of shopping. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Coolangatta Beach and Kirra Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Gold Coast: Byron Bay (Byron Bay Cookies Retail Store, Kayaking & Canoeing, & more), You and Bamboo (in Bogangar) and Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah). Spend the 18th (Tue) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. There's much more to do: browse the different shops at Robina Town Shopping Centre, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Climb, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kurrawa Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Gold Coast holiday planning website .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Gold Coast takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. September in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Byron Bay, You and Bamboo, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 20:
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Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre ©
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Robina Town Shopping Centre ©
Robina Town Shopping Centre

7
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Art Gallery of Ballarat and Degraves Street. Head to Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery and Melbourne Centralfor plenty of shopping. Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to Ballarat Wildlife Park (in Ballarat), Portal 108 (in Hepburn Springs) and The Mill Markets (in Daylesford). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Eastern Beach Reserve, look for gifts at St Anne's Winery, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Dandenong Ranges National Park, and get curious at Australian Centre for the Moving Image.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Melbourne trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Melbourne takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Gold Coast in September: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 20°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Shopping, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Ballarat, Portal 108, Overwrought Garden Art, Werribee Open Range Zoo, The Mill Markets
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 27:
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Art Gallery of Ballarat ©
Art Gallery of Ballarat
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve

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